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When Gods’ Abode Dissented: Mantam Landslide in North Sikkim

When the people’s representatives failed to understand the implications of large projects in the highly seismic and fragile young Himalayan mountain ranges, and failed to act, people took the task upon themselves. The street became the metaphor and several anti-dam movements ensued. However, the resistance is waning in the political discourse of Sikkim.

Orchids, Strawberries and Yak Butter Tea

The Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is the breathtaking abode of mighty mountains, orchids, strawberries, yaks and the elusive red panda.

Saffron Headway in Kerala

The Bharatiya Janata Party's ability to enlist a band of groupings may not have helped the party as much in the lone seat it won--Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram district--from where the party's octogenarian O Rajagopal had been contesting election after election and establishing incremental gains over the years. But it is evident that the party has been able to erode the Congress base and eat into left votes.

Gods' Own Lepchas

Dzongu, the reserve in north Sikkim close to the Kanchenjunga, is meant to protect and preserve the cultural heritage and tradition of the Lepchas.
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